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Title:The dynamics of kinship terminology in smallscale societies
Author:Ayisi, E.O.
Year:1970
Periodical:Research Review
Volume:7
Issue:2
Pages:18-27
Language:English
Geographic term:West Africa
Subject:kinship
Abstract:The study of kinship is important because it is the mnemonics of certain fundamental social arrangements and norms in most societies. This study is concerned with the social implications of classificatory kinship systems. Kinship confers on individuals and groups common ascriptive status and privileges, in the social as well as in the political sphere. Most of the examples given in this article refer to West African tribes. Notes.
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